More builders’ bums than Burkas in Beirut

Beirut is not at all what you might think of a city in the Middle East. For a start you notice that it’s not very Middle Eastern – its very green, with parks and trees, beautiful architecture and the cleanest streets I have ever seen anywhere. It has more a feeling of Marbella with new apartments going up, marinas full of yachts and beaches where girls wear bikinis.
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